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Dear Readers and faithful friends,

After a number of years of wonderful blogging, this blog has effectively become dormant - except for occasional updates regarding my book, MAXDOG. I have left this blog as a legacy to my dog and a place of sanctuary where we can reflect upon his life. Take your time, peruse the pages spanning Max's 18 months in cyberspace. Feel refreshed and uplifted because his story is an amazing one of..."LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX!"
My activities have now moved on to my new blog entitled "LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX". Please join me there where you can read about my family and canine companions. I also invite you to visit MAXDOG's FANPAGE on FACEBOOK. You can follow the specific links by clicking below:

* 'LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX: click HERE
*MAXDOG'S FACEBOOK FAN PAGE: click HERE
* MAXDOG, the book: click HERE

If you would like to follow me on a deeper, spiritual level, then I invite you to visit my more personal blog:

May God bless you and thank you for following me!
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

MAXDOG's CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A FRIEND DESCRIBES THE CIRCLE OF LIFE...

Greetings from South Africa!!!
 
I am wordless...
 



(11 JUNE 2008)
(link)
 






(17TH MARCH 2010)
 
Dear Friends
 
Sometimes others are granted the gift of saying things MUCH better than we ever could...
 
I urge you, today, to visit the blog of an incredible cyber-friend...
 
"LOVING FOR A LIVING"
(click on the link)
 
who has truly touched my heart!
 
Thank you, Mimi!
 
With love and licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA.

45 comments:

Scout and Freyja said...

My dearest Max, we think it is a good thing that you are relaxing today on your blog and allowing others to help you speak. Spend the day with your Maxmom and your Maxdad. Cuddle and love and consume the love they have for you. For after all is said and done - rich or poor - great or small - the most treasures gift of all is love.

Thank you so much, darling Max. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your last journey to teach all of us so much about kindness and gentleness and dignity and acceptance.

A remarkable dog living in Africa has made an immense impact on the life of someone in Michigan. Max, your name is legion...

Anya said...

You have so many friends Max
and we all LOVE you very much :-)

Hugs from Kareltje =^.^=

The Musketeers said...

We love you Max Dog !!!!
Love reading your bloggie always ;)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Woofs, Purrs and Hugs,
The Poupounette Gang

Angus said...

It looks as though Max is still 100% in control of those folks wandering by the pool and cutting down trees.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Enjoy your day, Max!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Thundering Herd said...

That was such a beautiful post and so eloquently states what the rest of us are learning in watching Max. Enjoy TODAY.

Gail in Aberdeen said...

Just been over to Loving for a Living. What an amazing, beautifully written post. It's rare that I add someone's blog to my favourites on first acquaintance, but this one has gone straight on the list!
Hope Max is comfortable. Please give him a pat from me.
Cheers,
Gail.

kks said...

such a beautiful post....thanks for the link....
hugs to maxdog!
xoxo

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! MAX It is sure a great n touching post to read. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ginger Jasper said...

I went and read the post and tears flowed. What a simply beautiful , loving post. How well the words put together and how well the words say what we all feel. Max is bringing more and more people together and learning us all more of the meaning of life, love, friendship, than anyone I have ever met. Max we love you..

HUgs friend, love GJ and his mum Carol xx

Madi and Mom said...

Happy Day sweet my handsome Max...give mom and the siblings a snuggle for us...
Hugs Madi and Mom

houndstooth said...

Nice supervising you did there, Max! Sometimes the pictures say it all. You still seem to be the true King of the Castle.

Bunny

P.S. Perhaps Toffee is part Italian greyhound!

BRUTUS said...

Happy St. Patty's day, MAX!! Hope the luck o' the Irish can add many more days of miracles for you!!

Green Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

mayziegal said...

Oh, that was Most Beautiful. I am also without words.

Enjoy your day, Max and Maxmom!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

KB said...

What an inspiring post. Mimi told the story of what MaxDog has taught us all so simply and eloquently. She brought me to tears.

I hope that you, MaxDog, have a day filled with love, walks, and cuddles.

Ina in Alaska said...

Crying (again) at breakfast. What a beautiful post. I was again reminded of the powerful impact Max has had on many people around the world. Please give Max a big tender hug from me please. xoxoxo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom shed many tears last night (this am) before bed as she read that pawesome post -

It truly khaptured all MaxDog and MaxDogMom symbolises to us -

Woo've touched some lives in ways we don't even know about yet -

We share some lukhk of the Irish with woo today - my green banadana from Clive and NSLM inkhluded!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra O'Wise & Khousin Merdie O'Hennel

Stella said...

I hope, Maxdog, that today, your
39th Day of Grace, is another good one. You have shown us all how gracefully life can be lived, right up to the last minute.

Thanks, Max.

Kisses,
Stella

Andrea said...

Happy St. Patty's Day~
Praying for you, andrea

Sheila and Bob said...

Max;
Another day of grace and another day thanking the Creator for your being with us.
The tribute on "Loving for a Living" is just beautiful.
Max, you are loved so much.

Hamish & Sophie & their
Mom & Dad

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful words from your friends in Michigan; it is a lovely tribute to a very loved soul=LOVE is what Maxdog symbolizes to everyone!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Max and Maxmom,
Boy, Ms. Mimi sure posted what all your friends believe in a most eloquent way; it was beautiful to listen to. Our grumpy and gruff old tough carrier pilot dad had a hard time reading it to us though. He was all misty and hesitant while reading it to us; he must have had something in his eyes. When he was done reading it to us he simple said "Amen" like it was a prayer. We want y'all to know that we feel the same way about you as Ms. Mimi does, and so do all of your other friends. But none of us have the gift for writing down our feelings and the truth like she does. We are praying daily for your comfort and welfare and for your continuing period of Grace. We realize that soon it will likely be your time to move along the Circle of Life but each of our passage along the circle will be more meaningful because of you both; you have truly made a mark on all of our hearts and souls. We love you Max Dog and Maxmom.
- TBH&K

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos MaxDog! We loved that post from woo friend. Although we have never visited them before, it touched us too and echo what MFT says....Woo have touched many lives, woo are blessed!

~puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Just us 'bloodhounds' running our snooters all over the blog...☺

Mack and Mia said...

We weally weally wubbing you a lot Maxdog! Rest easy dear friend!

Tell your momma keep those doggie biscuits coming!

Wags and Woofs,
Mack and Mia

dw said...

Maxdog, you sure are a good teacher. And I can safely say we've learned a lot from the way you carry yourself with grace during the difficult times. I am so glad I found your blog, and thank you for sharing a tiny piece of your life with us!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, that is a beautiful post -- we read it before we came here today. We are fortunate we met Max when so many of his friends came to "visit him" in South Africa. We enjoyed those posts on the different blogs and checked on you from time to time. But your posts on Max's days of grace have really touched our hearts.

TK said...

Truily inspired post. You have touched a lot of hearts Max and Maxmom.

Jake of Florida said...

No other words. Just thank you.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

The Island Cats said...

Hi Max! We stopped by to say hello and let you know we're thinking of you and your mom!!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey
oxoxoxo

Twinkietinydog said...

We're off to visit Loving for a Living but we wanted to wish you another beautiful day to enjoy in full!
Twinkie

Mrs. JP said...

She put in words what a dog owner/friend knows. That's a talent. Loving for a living - doesn't that say it all when you get down to their hearts.
MAXXY we love you buddy. MAXMOM we love you too.
All us in the holler.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Max we don't even know what to write - we are so happy that you are still here and ejoying your life. But we are sad too, knowing that it will eventually be time for you to go. We hope you have a lot more wonderful days before that happens. Sending lots of purrs and prayers your way.

Scout and Freyja said...

Just snoopering...

the booker man said...

i hope you are enjoying your day, mr. max. we all love you so much!
*woof*
the booker man

Benny and Lily said...

Beautiful pictures Max...Thank you
Benny & Lily

Draco and his Mom said...

We went to your friends blog and read the wonderful post. Mom got wet eyes. We love you friend!!!
Draco

Tessa the Maltese said...

You are correct, no words are necessary.

Hugs, Tessa

Ms. ~K said...

Mimi posts always "makes a difference"...Again, the Power of Love in action.
I hope you all enjoy your day to the fullest,
Kit

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

What a beautiful post she wrote!
Oh Max, you are so very loved...

Love and hugs,
Cloud and his mom

Lorenza said...

Yep! No words needed!
Have a nice day!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Max
we feel those words in that beautiful post of Mimi's too.
Mimi put those feelings into beautiful words about YOU

We love YOU
love
tweedles

Zoolatry said...

Hi Max...
Woof, woof and meow, meow.
(Our human says that's the way to wish you a happy day.)

The OP Pack said...

Wasn't it just beautiful!!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara